• 00:29

    Nutrition Advice for Pancreatic Cancer and the aftermath of Whipple Surgery

    in Health

    Today we would like to welcome Maria Petzel, a Clinical Dietitian with the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Today we will be discussing Nutrition after Whipple Surgery and nutrition for those with Pancreatitis and Pancreatic Cancer. As many of us know, November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month.

    According to the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, Pancreatic cancer has the highest mortality rate of all major cancers.  Only 6% of patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer will survive more than five years. One theory that pancreatic cancer has a low survival rate, is because the symptoms may not be apparent until the cancer has already spread significantly.


    One method of treatment is Whipple surgery, named after the first surgeon to perform the procedure, Allen Whipple. Whipple surgery consist of removing a significant portion of the pancreas next to the small intestines It also involves removal of the duodenum, a portion of the common bile duct, gallbladder, and sometimes part of the stomach. Afterwards, surgeons reconnect the remaining intestine, bile duct, and pancreas.


    This is obviously a very intense surgery for a person to undergo, especially when recovering. It is critical for a person to consult with either a registered Dietitian or Doctor both before & after a surgical procedure.

  • 00:32

    Surviving 2 Bouts of Pancreatic Cancer pt 2 with Dr. Steven Lewis

    in Health

    Dr. Steven Lewis received a Ph.D. in exercise physiology from Stanford University in 1977 and is a visiting professor of clinical biomedical science in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. His book is called "The Ripple Effect: How a Positive Attitude and Caring Community Helped Save My Life."


     He was in superb life-long health, until he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, a disease with a survival rate of only 5%. In spite of this, Steven and his wife struggled to achieve and deliberately maintain an extremely positive attitude. This choice started a "ripple effect" that created an exceptionally caring and upbeat community of family, relatives and friends and enabled this community to return even more positive energy to Steven. The story became even more intense when Steven endured a second bout of pancreatic cancer that metastasized to his liver. Surviving a second bout of pancreatic cancer is so rare that no statistics are kept. Today, Steven is cancer free, in excellent health and works out strenuously. 


    Steven Lewis may be found on face book at https://www.facebook.com/RippleEffectBook/posts/10203150506897233


    Dr. Diane A. Thompson may be reached at www.DrDianeThompson.com

  • 01:29

    Pancreatic Cancer: Causes, Prevention, Cure

    in Health

    Pancreatic cancer is the 4th leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States. At 8p ET/7p CT Wednesday, March 18th, Root Cause Radio is changing that.


    Dial 347-850-8486 to learn the true causes of pancreatic cancer, how to reduce risk even if it runs in your family, and what to do increase life expectancy and cure it once diagnosed. 


    Featured guests:


    Dr. Maxwell Nartey - Founder of Symptometry: Orginator of Root Cause Therapeutics, therapeutic scientist, author, and specialist in healing at the cellular level (www.Symptometry.com)


    Darlene Brown - Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Advocate and Founder of the Dancin' on Water Charity Cruises (StarTravels4u.org/cancer-research)


     

  • 00:19

    Surviving 2 Bouts of Pancreatic Cancer pt 1 with Dr. Steven Lewis

    in Health

    Dr. Steven Lewis received a Ph.D. in exercise physiology from Stanford University in 1977 and is a visiting professor of clinical biomedical science in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. His book is called "The Ripple Effect: How a Positive Attitude and Caring Community Helped Save My Life."


     He was in superb life-long health, until he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, a disease with a survival rate of only 5%. In spite of this, Steven and his wife struggled to achieve and deliberately maintain an extremely positive attitude. This choice started a "ripple effect" that created an exceptionally caring and upbeat community of family, relatives and friends and enabled this community to return even more positive energy to Steven. The story became even more intense when Steven endured a second bout of pancreatic cancer that metastasized to his liver. Surviving a second bout of pancreatic cancer is so rare that no statistics are kept. Today, Steven is cancer free, in excellent health and works out strenuously. 


    Steven Lewis may be found on face book at https://www.facebook.com/RippleEffectBook/posts/10203150506897233


    Dr. Diane A. Thompson may be reached at www.DrDianeThompson.com


    Disclaimer:  The information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended for diagnosis or treatment.  Seek the advice of your health care provider before making any changes to your health.

  • 01:11

    Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Series

    in Self Help

    Networking to uplift each other in all areas of life.
       Dialogue on topics that concern you.   This Week: "Meet Alicia Bertine" To start off our series, we're reintroducing Alicia Bertine. Join her each week to learn about living and surviving pancreatic cancer. Living with hope and gusto.    Our guest today is Alicia Bertine. She is a beautiful young woman inside and out that is inspiring and a joy to meet and know. You may remember her as on of the people in Oprah's LoveTown USA reality TV show.    Join us and listen to her story. You'll walk away a different person.     I’d like to hear from you! I invite you to call in during broadcast and share your questions and comments. Bring your expertise, resources, wisdom, stories and unique insight to the weekly topics.       Don’t miss our broadcasts hit the FOLLOW button.     We are committed to providing a forum for voices and opinions of woman in the mass media. If you have any suggestions for future programs, we'd like to hear from you. Send your comments and suggestions to:   maslowwomanlive@yahoo.com   maslowwoman.com  

  • 00:52

    Diabetic Eye Disease and its Treatments & Pancreatic Cancer

    in Health

    November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month.  Do you know the signs of Diabetic Eye Disease?  Do you know the best ways to prevent Diabetic Eye Disease?
    Join Partners in Health talk show host Gail Dixon and her special guests (TBA) as we discuss how to have Diabetes and Retain Your Eyesight.
    During the second half of Partners in Health we discusss Pancreatic Cancer, the signs, symptoms and Prevention.

  • 01:06

    Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

    in Health

    Joe Hackman discusses Pancreatic Cancer awareness with Judy Loyd, Michelle Monhart and Diane Borrison of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Joe, Judy and Michelle lost parents to Pancreatic Cancer and Diane is a survivor! Join us in raising awareness for this particularly lethal form of cancer. 43,000 Americans will be diagnosed with the disease this year, 39,000 of them will die from the disease.

  • 00:14

    Purple Stride: Fighting Pancreatic Cancer

    in Fitness

    The recent passing of Apple chairman Steve Jobs was a reminder that pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest forms of the disease, with only a 6 percent survival rate. November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and in this episode we discuss Purple Stride, a national series of 5K races, including a Nov. 5 race in the Tampa Bay area, that draws attention to this horrible disease. Race director Tracy Connolly joins us to preview this race and pancreatic cancer awareness month.

  • 02:00

    November is Lung & Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

    in Lifestyle

    November is Lung and Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month Join us Live on Saturday November 3rd, 2012 at 8pm EST.
    Your not alone, we are taking an in depth look at lung and pancreatic cancer with people who have lived through it.

    If you have lung/pancreatic cancer, had lung/pancreatic cancer, know someone who has or had lung/pancreatic cancer or if your a friend, family member or caregiver of someone with lung/pancreatic cancer we want to speak to you during this live broadcast.

    Call in with your questions suggestions and comments the number to call is 646-716-6587

  • 01:01

    NOVEMBER is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month

    in Health

    How much do you really know about Pancreatic Cancer, other than knowing that Apple CEO Steve Jobs, actors Michael Landon and Patrick Swayze died from it? 

    IN THE MIX hopes to offer more insight into this mysterious disease with valuable information from guest DANA QUINN-NWA Community Representative for the PANCREATIC CANCER ACTION NETWORK with her expertise. She’ll offer a better understanding of what Pancreatic Cancer is and why it’s called a “silent” disease.  Join us for an eye opening discussion.

    WWW.PANCAN.ORG

  • 00:41

    Pancreatic Cancer – Personal Perspectives

    in Health

    Tune in on Tuesday, October 16th at 2:00 PM/ET for a Blog Talk Radio special Pancreatic Cancer – Personal Perspectives to kick off our upcoming Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day on Saturday, November 3rd, 2012. 
    A panelist of our previous patients, patients’ family members, and staff, will be answering questions about how to navigate the medical community, what to do to build a network of support, and advice on how to be a caregiver. Using their own personal experience, they will answer your questions live, such as:
      • With an overwhelming amount of information and options today, how do I decide what treatment is correct for me? • What can I do to better prepare myself for doctor appointments? • What are examples of different ways I can be there to support a loved one? • How do I maintain a positive attitude and increase my chances for survival? • How do I connect with others who have been through this?   To submit a patient advocacy or patient experience question for Bob or Mariann, visit the online question submission form or tweet an “@” reply to @columbiasurgery.   Don't forget to bookmark the Columbia Surgery Blog Talk Radio Channel and then log in or call 347-539-5189 on Wednesday October 16th at 2:00 PM/ET.   For more information on this program, check out our blog article, Pancreatic Cancer – Personal Perspectives.

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